Coming on the heels of Endgame had to be nerve wracking for the folks making this film. I haven't gone back to the theater to see a movie twice in a long time but I did with Endgame. It was fantastic. So Spider Man had some hype to live up to...like flipping to the next book in a series the second you finished to see what's changed.
I'm happy to say that most of the questions I had from Endgame did get answered here. I don't necessarily believe that it deserved 92%...I'd have been more inclined to the mid to high 80s myself, I still had a great time and it was an appropriate transition from what came before.
What I didn't like:
The effects when Peter was doing Spider Man things outside the suit were really obviously wired. That didn't seem necessary. The first part of Avengers: Age of Ultron is an anime with models of the real people so it's clear they could've done something better there.
Samuel L. Jackson's portrayal of Fury was...uninspired. I GUESS there's an argument for it conveyed in the movie but I don't buy it. I felt like he phoned it in which was kind of sad considering. Maybe he was exhausted from laying it all out in Shaft.
Beyond that, I can't say I had any credible complaints. The funny parts were hilarious. I liked the chaperone teachers. Their lines were ridiculous. Happy was amazing and there were plenty of emotionally stirring parts that I thought were perfectly suited.
There's not much more I can say without diving into spoiler territory. The post credit scenes were intense but considering this is the last Marvel movie of the year, that's a long time to speculate on what's going to happen.
I would say that Spider Man Far From Home was a solid addition to the MCU and a great way to start off the next 'series' of films. I'm sad this is the last one until...whenever, mostly because I feel like they've raised a lot of great questions. They've done what I think a good series should do...which is make people want to know what's next.
My rating for Spider Man is 4.25 out of 5.
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